From Washington State University:
Gary Pollack has accepted the position of dean of WSU’s College of Pharmacy. Warwick Bayly, provost and executive vice president, announced that Pollack will serve in that position beginning Aug. 1….
Pollack’s interests include kinetics of blood-brain barrier transport, neuronal receptor binding and central nervous system effects of xenobiotics; approaches to selective CNS delivery of therapeutic agents; kinetics and mechanisms of opioid tolerance development; contribution of metabolites to the pharmacologic/toxicologic effects of xenobiotics; data analysis methods for pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic systems; and innovative instructional approaches for pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
Pollack is currently the executive associate dean and professor in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics of the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North at Carolina at Chapel Hill. Pollack has been at the University of North Carolina since 1984 and has served as assistant professor, associate professor, professor and chair of the Division of Pharmaceutics, and chair of the Division of Drug Delivery and Disposition.
He is a Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists since 2001, a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science since 2003, and became a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences in 2005. He was named the Best Instructor at the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy PY1 Class in 2003, PY2 Class in 2004 and 2005, as well as Best Overall Instructor in 2005 and 2007.
He received his bachelor degree in chemistry and psychology from Knox College in Illinois, and his doctoral degree in pharmaceutics from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
From the Topeka Capital-Journal:
Topeka native Bree Elrod knew her career had reached new heights when she found herself with arms and legs shackled, crouching in an eerie mental hospital on the brink of mayhem.
This wasn’t just any mental hospital, though. Elrod was shooting her role as a mental patient in Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese’s latest thriller, “Shutter Island.”
Elrod caught the acting bug early, attending plays with her family and cutting her teeth in theater productions at Topeka High School. She thought her thespian days were behind her when she began pursuing a degree in political science at Knox College in Illinois. But her love of performing proved to be too strong to be ignored. She graduated from New York University’s prestigious graduate acting program in 2003 and never looked back.
In addition to landing her first film role, Elrod has appeared in 10 plays, including the Boston Theatre Works production of “Angels in America” and Minetta Lane Theater’s “My Name is Rachel Corrie,” directed by renowned British actor Alan Rickman.
From the Galena Gazette (Galena, Ill):
Although born in Kentucky, Buford grew up in Rock Island. After attending Knox College for a year, he accepted an appointment to West Point, graduating 16th in his class.
A tribute to a great-grand nephew of a Civil War general will be held at the Lost Mound Cemetery south of Galena…..
The nephew is Hanover resident James Raymond Lewis, a World War II and Korean Conflict veteran, who died Oct. 31, 2009. His great-grand uncle is Maj. Gen. John Buford of Civil War fame….
When the Civil War erupted, Buford had to decide whether to side with the North or South. Although his wife’s family owned slaves and some family members chose to fight for the South, Buford supported the Union cause.
He may be best known for the role he played at Cemetery Ridge in the Battle of Gettysburg./p>
In December 1863, upon hearing that Buford would soon die of typhoid, President Lincoln promoted him to major general. Buford died on Dec. 13, 1863.